Industry doesn’t have to test chemicals for safety before they go on the market. EWG steps in where government leaves off, giving you the resources to protect yourself and your family.
Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law sweeping legislation that will mean hundreds of thousands more at-risk California children would be tested for lead poisoning each year. The law will bring major improvements to a long-struggling program that researchers estimate fails to identify almost two-thirds of lead-poisoned children in the state.Read More
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's schedule reveals a troublingly cozy relationship with top executives and lobbyists for big coal, mining, chemical and oil companies, but scorn for public interest organizations, said EWG President Ken Cook.
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Millions of Americans could see their monthly electricity bills increase under the Trump administration’s proposal to prop up the dying, dirty and dangerous coal and nuclear power industries, said EWG President Ken Cook.Read More
The overuse of antibiotics to raise livestock is creating superbugs, bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs such as penicillin. San Francisco could soon become the first U.S. city to require major grocery stores to tell consumers if meat comes from animals given antibiotics.Read More
Walmart, the biggest brick-and-mortar retailer in the world, announced this week it is encouraging all companies that sell personal care products in its U.S. stores to get the EWG VERIFIEDTM seal.Read More
Next week, a key Senate committee will consider the nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency. Here are the top 10 reasons senators should reject his nomination.Read More
WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to stop funding federal prosecutors who hold corporations responsible for polluting communities across the country, according to a reportRead More
Here's yet another dangerous chemical that Michael Dourson, President Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, helped greenwash: diacetyl, a food additive linked to “popcorn lung” in food workers, a potentially fatal disease.Read More
Robert Bilott, the Ohio attorney who exposed DuPont's cover-up of the dangers of a cancer-causing Teflon chemical, is a 2017 laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "alternative Nobel Prize."Read More
Before he became President Trump’s nominee to oversee the safety of pesticides sprayed on our food, Michael Dourson sought to weaken pesticide safety standards for Monsanto and Dow.Read More
Below and attached are EWG’s comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of a proposed update of the public health goals for Cis-/Trans- 1,2-Dichloroethylene in drinking water.
Americans want and have a right to know what's in the stuff they buy. Manufacturers and marketers are finally joining the unstoppable movement for product transparency.Read More
For decades, Americans have been needlessly exposed to chemical flame retardants – which have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other health effects – all because of a well intentioned but ultimately misguided California regulation from 1975.
In a major victory for children's environmental health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission voted today to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardant chemicals from consumer goods, including children’s products, mattresses, upholstered furniture and electronics casings.Read More
Before he became President Trump’s nominee to oversee the nation's chemical safety, Michael Dourson sought to dramatically weaken the safety standard for 1,4-dioxane, a chemical linked to cancer that is found in personal care products.Read More
Lead is a major threat to children’s health, and an EWG analysis of California’s most recent lead testing data shows the state has fallen far short of its responsibility to test children at the highest risk of exposure.Read More